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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:10 PM
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Kenneth Blackwell reports embarrassing buy of Diebold stock
Ohio is reeling with a mixture of outrage and hilarity as Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell has revealed that he has owned stock in the Diebold voting machine company, to which Blackwell tried to award unbid contracts worth millions while allowing its operators to steal Ohio elections.

A top Republican election official also says a Diebold operative told him he made a $50,000 donation to Blackwell's "political interests."
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0406-27.htm

No conflict of interest here, tee-hee...
How the heck are they able to pull this crap off??
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:17 PM
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1. I hope someone can find some quotes of bush supporting blackwell. n/t
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:20 PM
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2. Howzabout a picture from the "horse's" er, mouth...
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 02:22 PM by Cerridwen


From blackwell's blog
http://www.kenblackwell.com/Blog/BlogPost.aspx?ID=553

edit for more info:

Bush left the center to attend a fund-raiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell at the nearby sprawling estate of Kirtland Hills businessman Ed Crawford.

About 650 people attended the event, which was closed to reporters.

Blackwell spokesman Carlo LoParo said the presidents visit raised $1.5 million for the campaign.

http://www.cleveland.com/open/plaindealer/index.ssf?/ba...

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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:21 PM
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3. That's pretty brazen
I don't see how this guy gets away with it. I hope folks in Ohio decide to put a stop to this man's political career. Sheesh!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:23 PM
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4. I don't get why Dem Senators aren't jumping all over this? >
Hillary made a comment about "conflict of interest" about a month ago but got no traction...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:44 PM
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6. The million dollar question
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:48 PM
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7. NSA maybe?
:evilfrown:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:42 AM
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15. The Dems are complicit
there is a huge disconnect between the corporate owned democrats and democracy. Very similar to the corporate owned repukes.

Cathy Cox Democratic SoS for GA in 2002 is a prime example.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 02:31 PM
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5. No wonder Diebold delivered Ohio for Bush! Talk about a conflict
of interest.

These guys are nothing but slime. We don't have a free press. That's how they get away with all this crap.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:03 PM
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8. Those muthafockers. nt
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:10 PM
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9. Just look in our own backyard & look what the appointed McPherson has
Edited on Sun Aug-27-06 03:13 PM by LaPera
done in California...Created and supported by Rove/White House. Knowing the republicans can NEVER win in California fairly & legally...so they set out to get rid of the elected Dem Shelley, (scandal for hiring people in his family bullshit) Rove & the boys got newly elected republican Arnold(again, another WH financed scam via Enron) to appoint a republican to count our votes in CA....As Republican McPherson has allowed every conceivable Diebold machine into CA when Dem SoS refused to allow them in...So BushCo found a way to get rid of Dem Shelley.
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-27-06 03:42 PM
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10. At what point do Ohioans finally say enough?...
...How can they just turn a blind eye to this fuckin pirate?

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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 03:04 AM
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13. One needs jobs and a current photo ID to participate in democratic.
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 03:05 AM by InkAddict
elections in Ohio. The poor have a tough time paying the poll tax, and the brainwashed mobs of elites and gushing (soccer) moms would rather go to sports events: GO BUCKS! than worry their brains with such nonsensical issues as constitutional/civil rights. Persons here are not against supporting FAIR corporate business that actually improves communities and sponsors Johnny's football/soccer/baseball/hocket team and brand new stadium instead of draining them - as a band booster in another life, we tried to get some sponsorship, but the FAT CATS of what few corporations actually wanted to actually make our ethnicall changing BLUE city their business home could only find it necessary to sponsor their ethically pure RED suburban teams.

ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH, ENOUGH......"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" tHESE ARE DITTOS!!!!
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 10:07 AM
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18. I don't think what you describe is...
Edited on Mon Aug-28-06 10:09 AM by Mr_Jefferson_24
...unique to Ohio. I think people all across the country immerse themselves in distraction (Johnny's athletic endeavors, or something else) as a means of coping or taking their attention off what's happening all around them, to them, to all of us. Meanwhile, BushCo's fascist regime just gets bolder and more oppressive by the day.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where we're headed...

http://www.crisispapers.org/Editorials/germany-1933.htm
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:03 AM
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11. shades of republican corruption
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 01:12 AM
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12. Sooooooooooooo... soooooooooooooo...
Man...someone PLEASE stop these people from further crimes. PLEASE.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:38 AM
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14. The Dems had better be watching OH
like a hawk.


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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 05:44 AM
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16. "conflict of interest "
Only applies to democrats...the law only applies to democrats.

Blackwell and Miz Harris should be deported to Baghdad where they could run that "Democracy" for Bush!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:58 AM
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17. Who Has Jurisdiction To Prosecute?
Probably only the Federal Governmet.

So stand back while Alberto steps up to the plate and takes on this evil-doer.

In your fuckin' dreams ...
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